Mystical. By name.
Intrigued. Right from the first time I heard of its fame.
The Riwaka Resurgence. Or in Maori, Te Puna o Riuwaka.
Somewhere beneath the Takaka Hill, in the breathtaking surrounding of the Northwestern top of the South Island lies a beautiful gem of nature secretly hidden in the depth of a little forest. Embraced by an unbelievably green, mossy wonderland.
Where the river begins, a place for healing. A mysteriously traveling water suddenly emerging from the vast network of caves. Out of nowhere. Making its way through the rocks. Surfacing and reviving. Fresh and cold. Spilling life. Chrystal clear green and blue layers twinkling in and out of the shade.
Riwaka Resurgence - one of the many truly amazing places where one can experience the wonders of this unique land and understand a bit of the strong Maori spiritual heritage of New Zealand. Nature and culture hand in hand. This is one of the reasons why I love it so much here. Let me take you there. :)
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved spending time on the beach. Walking barefoot in the sand, toes splashing in the water. Sun caressing my face. Wind playing with my hair. The salty smell of the ocean in my nose. The chirping of the seagulls. Listening to the little stones, sea shells dancing in the water. Riding with the waves. And then washed ashore. Taking a sunbath...
This time I invite you, dear reader, to come along for a little virtual tour to the Northern part of the South Island, the breathtaking Tasman Bay area. We will visit the surroundings of Motueka and Kaiteriteri. Excited? Me so much! :)
Where green mountains and turquoise green-blue sea meet in such a sweet embrace. Where colours of the nature are so vivid and energising, yet everything so peaceful and calming. Where the golden sandy beaches reflect the warm glimmering sunshine. Where playful waves wash the shores and happy seashells, long and round alike, travel along the tide. Where puffy white clouds paint the sky pink with the setting sun. Where your body and soul refreshen with the warmth and positive energies of our Earth.
Oh, I sometimes wish I was a poet. There are simply no words to describe the beauty one can experience in this part of the world… Let the pictures speak to you. Nature at its best! :)
Only 4 days to go... Should be packing BIG TIME! Instead, I felt like... Beach mood. :D
You know this feeling when you just got out of the water after a good swim and the sun caresses your skin until you dry? Yes, it IS amazing!
I love summer. I love beaches. I love water around me. So here is one of my top favourites in New Zealand.
The place is called Torrent Bay, it is located in the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island. People usually go there to enjoy solitude in the nature and backpack for several days. I think it is one of the most beautiful places in the world! And you hardly cross anyone but fish and birds. Amazing colours, breathtaking wilderness, amazing white sand beaches.
You have to cross the bay by foot during a limited period of time when it is low tide to get to this amazing, absolutely spectacular and isolated little paradise. No road access, no electricity, just the nature and you. And pure blue-green turquoise dreamland.
Easy option: You can get there by boat as well if you are not up for a big walk and carrying all your things in your backpack. :)
It is a pretty exciting trip to reach the other end of the bay as you are not sure how big the distance really is when you enter it descending from the surrounding hills and you are also not exactly sure how much time you have got left until the bay fills up again with water, especially at dawn. :) Will you make it in time? Or will you get stuck in the middle of the water? The excitement and the picturesque surrounding gives you a boost of adrenalin and at the same time fills your heart with peace and joy.
You just never want to leave again...
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